Leaving Goreme was easy, getting close to Mount Nemrut proved a bit more difficult. After some quick and easy hitches to get past Kayseri and turning down a direct ride to Tehran (will take 4 more weeks before getting there), I found myself in a small village in nowhere land. It was a dull road with little traffic, the local kids where annoying and two other hitch-hikers popped up and positioned themselves in front of me. But eventually (1,5 hours later) a car stopped for me and took me 250km further to Malatya. From there it turned out to be still 2,5h + 1h by two minibusses to get to Kahta for the night.
The next day I minibussed further up the mountain to the crossroads for the small town of Karadut, where the owner of Karadut Pension picked me up. In the afternoon me and a Spanish couple also staying at the pension went on a tour around the national park, ending with what would have been a sunset seen from the top of Mt Nemrut (2150m). Big stacks of clouds blocked this however…
Chatting to an elderly English couple over dinner that evening I found out that they had their own car and would go up for the sunset the next morning at 04:00. So I hitched a ride with them and all was well in the end.
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